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Never Flush Wipes Campaign Prevents Sewer Problems in Metro Vancouver

Never Flush Wipes Campaign Prevents Sewer Problems in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver launched the Never Flush Wipes campaign this spring to combat the growing problem of “flushable” wipes  which are clogging up local sewer systems. We at Green Coast Rubbish were very surprised to learn about this huge community and environmental problem so we decided to share […]

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Water Conservation Tips for the Home

Water Conservation Tips for the Home

It’s been a hot and dry summer in the city resulting in the implementation of Stage 3 of the Water Shortage Response Plan for Metro Vancouver and a reminder to residents to do what they can to conserve water.

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Greenpeace Toast to the Coast Event in Vancouver

Greenpeace Toast to the Coast Event in Vancouver

Having just celebrated World Oceans Day here at Green Coast Rubbish, we were pumped to hear about the upcoming Toast to the Coast family friendly beach event being held by Greenpeace Canada in Vancouver this coming Saturday.

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Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Every Day

“What can I do to help the environment?” That is the question being asked in preparation for Earth Day on April 22, 2015. That is the question being asked every day by ordinary folks around the world. In honour of Earth Day – and in answer to […]

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Clean Wood: Recycle it or Pay the Price

Clean Wood: Recycle it or Pay the Price

As Metro Vancouver moves toward the goal of recycling 80% of the region’s waste by 2020, new rules are being implemented to divert green waste from the garbage including the organics disposal ban we talked about last week as well as a new clean wood disposal ban […]

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Organics Disposal Ban Launches in Metro Vancouver

Organics Disposal Ban Launches in Metro Vancouver

Recycling food scraps is routine for many Metro Vancouver residents and businesses. However, the new organics disposal ban in effect as of January 1, 2015 now requires all households, businesses, and institutions to separate food waste from their garbage. Why the ban? You may be surprised to […]

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Recycling Resources in Metro Vancouver and BC

Recycling Resources in Metro Vancouver and BC

It’s not unusual to feel a little like Sherlock Holmes when you are trying to figure out where in the world to recycle or dispose of your old stuff.  You can use basic deductive reasoning and call your local municipality or recycling centre to try and get […]

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Our Horizon – Green Information at the Gas Pump

Our Horizon – Green Information at the Gas Pump

It’s always inspiring to encounter passionate people who are trying to make a difference to the environment. It’s all the more impressive when they are setting an example at a young age. Recently Emily Kelsall, a 16-year-old West Vancouver resident contacted us about a non-profit campaign she […]

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Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver continues to move toward its goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020. By imagining solutions and opportunities that can help residents and businesses to more effectively deal with household waste, they get closer every year. It’s estimated that nearly 35-40% of everything that we throw […]

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